Saturday, April 07, 2018

APRIL 8th 2018
Fr. Tom Cox Adm. (Adm) Tel. 090 9674125/ 086-8319500 
Email:    WEB
PARISH COLLECTIONS    Mar 31/April 1st Offertory €1,010

  Sat April 8th 8:00p.m.  Mary & Leo Fitzgerald
Mon 9th April (Annunciation of the Lord ) 10a.m. Communion Service
Tues 10th April 10a.m. Mass
Wed 11th April  (St. Stanislaus) 10a.m. Mass.
Thursday 12th April 10am Mass
Friday 13th April  10a.m. Mass (St. Martin I)
Sat 14th April 10a.m. Mass
Sat 14th April 8p.m. Margaret Carty (3rd Anniv)

Sun April 8th 10:30a.m.  Peoples’ Intention
Sun April 15th 10:30a.m. Peoples’ Intention
 Next Mass Wednesday, April 11th @ 7:30p.m.
Shannonbridge: Sat 14th April  2018@8p.m.
Servers: Group 2 Niamh & Aoife F, Niamh C.
 Reader: Pattie Corbett
Euch. Minister: Margaret Duffy  
Church Cleaners Gemma Moore, Doris Claffey, Nickie Roche Ikhimioya
Clonfanlough:Sun 15th April  @  10:30
Server Group 3 Conor D., Roisin D. Teagan D.  
Reader: Ann Guinan
Min. of Eucharist: Niall O’Shea
Church Care-April Bernie Kenny, Mgt Lantry
FREE PERSONAL ALARMS Any persons (age 65+) are entitled to a free alarm (Pendant), free installation& free monitoring for 1 year.Contact Kevin 086-856574                                               ARDAGH/CLONMACNOIS PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES takes place from 27th May to 1st June. €739 fully inclusive. Contact Joe Walsh Tours 012410812 . I have some booking forms.
MASS CARDS - To facilitate people who wish to have Mass Cards signed personally by a priest, I keep a small supply of Mass Cards, These can be signed on request. The suggested offering for Mass in this Diocese is €10, but any offering, larger or smaller, will be accepted. The Mass Card will be supplied free
 STATION MASSES UPCOMING         Clonlyon Noel & Eithne Kilduff April 13th Glebe Michael & Rita Molloy Fri. 27th

TROCAIRE Thanks to all who supported the Trócaire Lenten Campaign. Your generosity will help many people in deprived areas of the world, especially those suffering from hunger, those displaced from their home because of warfare and violence and forced to seek refuge in lands other than their own.
BAPTISM - The next meeting for parents in our pastoral area who have a child for baptism will be held in the Parochial House in Ballinahown on Thursday 12th April from 8-9pm.
LIOS DEARG VINTAGE CLUB BELMONT - Tractor Road Run and all Vintage vehicles in aid of the Oncology Unit Tullamore and Midlands Palliative Care on Sunday 15th April, leaving Belmont village at 12 noon sharp. Entry fee is €20 per vehicle which includes a full Irish Breakfast served 10.30-11.30am for all the participants with more refreshments that evening after the Road Run. All are welcome. Please support. For enquiries contact Sean at 086 8045064.               
THANK YOU to all returning Easter Dues envelope & April Monthly envelopes
 Ark of Divine Mercy will host Divine Mercy Sunday (April 8th) at Cluain Ciaran, Clonmacnois on Sunday, 8th April starting at 1:30p.m. with a short procession with the image of Divine Mercy, Diary of St. Faustina. Stations of the Cross, Confessions, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and concluding with Holy Mass. Celebrant Fr. Luke. All are welcome. Details from Kathleen O’Connor or Paul Woods on 087 7828283.

DID YOU KNOW? That from Easter Sunday to Pentecost, the Angelus prayer is replaced by the Regina Coeli. In the year 1742, Pope Benedict XIV professed that the Regina Caeli was to be prayed in place of the Angelus during the Easter Season when the bells were rung.  It goes as follows
℣. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia:
℟. The Son whom you merited to bear, alleluia.
℣. Has risen, as He said, alleluia.
℟. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
℣. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
℟. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.
℣. Let us pray:
O God, who through the resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ gave rejoicing to the world
grant, we pray, that through his Mother, the Virgin Mary, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life.
“For the sake of His sorrowful passion,
have mercy on us and the whole world, Amen”

“For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and the whole world, Amen” Christ our Lord.  ℟. Amen

 Doon/Shannonbridge GAA  Lotto results 03/04/2018 Numbers drawn 1-9-21-27. No winner or match three. Next week's jackpot €8,800.  Next Draw in Killeens.
  CAKE/TOY  SALE FOR CLONMACNOIS NS Cake sale with toy & book jumble sale on Sun 15th April in Clonfanlough Hall from 10a.m.-12 Noon.  All donations greatly appreciated as proceeds go towards upkeep of our school. Please note change of date & venue from earlier notice.
THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES Takes place in Dublin next August. It consists of a three day event at the RDS in Ballsbridge (August 22, 23, 24). A vigil-type Festival of Families in Croke Park on the evening of Saturday, August 25 and a concluding Mass in the Phoenix Park in the early afternoon of Sunday, August 26. There is a cost for attendance at the RDS days, but no cost for attendance at the Croke Park and Phoenix Park events, at which Pope Francis will preside. However, for attendance at any of these events, it will be necessary to register online at
Clonmacnois Saturday August 4th  2018 @ 7p.m.
Mullanakill Children’s Cemetery, Clonlyon Glebe  Mon August 6th @7p.m .   
Templeduff Children’s   Cemetery,  Cloniffeen Wednesday, August 15th @ 7p.m
IN LOCALITY  Boher - Sunday 19th August Kilrehan: Sunday 1st July, 11am.                
High Street: Sunday 8th July, 12 noon.) 
 First Communion Saturday, April 28th @ 12 Noon.  (Clonfanlough),
Confirmation, Friday May 11th @ 4p.m. Shannonbridge
 A sincere thank you to all who have returned your gift to Trócaire, the result of your Lenten fast. We will be sending a cheque to Trócaire shortly, so please if you have not already done so, return your Trócaire box at Mass next weekend or leave into the Parochial House. Thank you for your great generosity. (Fr. Tom

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